Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

Removal of signed JPedal Java PDF Library SDK jars from August 2016 release

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JPedal Java PDF Library SDKTraditionally, we have made available both a signed JPedal jar and an unsigned jar on our downloads page.

The unsigned jar is the one most of customers downloaded because having a signature on the jar interfere with their own build processes. The only reason for having a signed jar was for customer who wanted to run the software as an applet without having to sign it manually.

Applets are no longer supported by Microsoft or Google, and Firefox will remove support by the end of 2016. Oracle itself has announced the end of applets as NPAPI support is removed from browsers.

Our original applet users are now making use of our PDF to HTML5/SVG converter to display PDF files as native HTML5 content in the browser.

Java is a living, evolving platform and things change. So, we will only have a single, unsigned JPedal jar available from the end of August 2016 on-wards. Customers can still sign this themselves if they wish.

IDRsolutions develop a Java PDF Viewer and SDK, an Adobe forms to HTML5 forms converter, a PDF to HTML5 converter and a Java ImageIO replacement. On the blog our team post anything interesting they learn about.

Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

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